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Ruby

Finding New Gems/Reviews of Gems?

Does anyone know of a good place to find new gems, categorized perhaps, and even reviews of them. I know ruby-toolbox exists - but they haven't had a blog post for over a year so I'm a bit concerned that it's stale. Railscast is great for specific gems - but for instance, I want a WYSIWYG text editor, or a blog gem (though most of the ones I've found don't do what I want) or to see what's available for sports leagues and such, and I have no idea where to look.

Is it really such a 'wilderness' that there needs to be a google type search?

1 Answer

See if RubyGems.org is what you're looking for.

I guess it's a start for searching but it's barebones - for instance - you have to look at each gem to find the last time it was updated - no matter how many downloads - plus i find github documentation sometimes completely useless (for instance I found a great jquery wysiwyg plug in testing the site but with no usage guide whatsoever beyond installing the gem)